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Brexit advice for EU citizens

This film clip provides advice about the support available for those wishing to apply for the Home Office EU Settlement Scheme.

EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

We want to encourage all EU citizens and their family members living in the Perth and Kinross area by 31 December 2020 to apply to the EU Settlement Scheme to protect their rights and to continue to live, work and study in our area after 30 June 2021.

More than 6480 applications have been made within the Perth and Kinross area with 6010 being granted status under the scheme (up to 30 June 2020). Each of these is accompanied by a digital proof of that status which cannot be lost, stolen or tampered with. People can share their digital status using the online service if they choose..

The UK Government website provides further details and tips about how EU citizens and their families can obtain settled status in the UK:

Applying to EU Settlement Scheme

You can get help on the phone or online with your individual application by contacting the EU Settlement Resolution Centre:

  • Telephone: 0300 123 7379 (UK Only)
  • Monday to Friday (excluding bank holidays), 8am to 8pm
  • Saturday and Sunday, 9.30am to 4.30pm
  • Submit a question using their online submission form

Additional help available locally

Assisted digital support

You can also request Assisted Digital support for the EU Settlement Scheme online application form if you do not have the appropriate access, skills or confidence to complete the form. Culture PK offer this service via AK Bell Library, York Place, Perth.

Other organisations

There are other local third sector organisations working in partnership with Perth & Kinross Council who may be able to assist with advice for EU citizens:

Local organisations

Support available

How to arrange

PKAVS Minority Communities Hub

Appointments available in office/home visit or community with support worker

Telephone 01738 567076

Perth Citizens Advice Bureau

Appointments with a support worker in office

 

Telephone 01738 450581 or by emailing EUCitizens@perthcab.org.uk

Ethnic Minorities Law Centre

Free legal advice - surgery appointments available every Thursday

Telephone advice

Telephone 0141 204 2888

Telephone 0141 204 2888 9.30 am - 10.30 am Monday-Friday

New Immigration System (from 1 January 2021)

The UK Government has published more information on the new points-based immigration system that will be introduced from 1 January 2021. You can find more information on the new immigration system on gov.uk.

There will be no change to the rights and status of EU citizens currently living in the UK who apply to the EU Settlement Scheme.